The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:36:08 EDT <![CDATA[What Ails Elite Education?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148419/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Ails-Elite-Education-/148419/ William Deresiewicz, author of ‘Excellent Sheep,’ and Harry Lewis of Harvard volley questions of class privilege and how colleges perpetuate it.

 

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:46:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Joyful Purgatory]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148377/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Joyful-Purgatory/148377/ My postdoc gig was both prestigious and precarious.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piketty Envy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148381/ http://chronicle.com/article/Piketty-Envy/148381/ Rather than embracing the way the best-selling economist’s work advances their vision, influential Marxists browbeat him for being insufficiently orthodox.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[One Man Had a Plan to Keep Money Out of College Sports. Here’s What Happened.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148359/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Man-Had-a-Plan-to-Keep/148359/ Long before Ed O’Bannon challenged the NCAA, Frank P. Graham fought to keep commercialism off campuses. He lost.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Offensive Ad Serves No Useful Purpose]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148189/ http://chronicle.com/article/Offensive-Ad-Serves-No-Useful/148189/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Reframing History]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148175/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reframing-History/148175/ Globalization is touted as a new approach to understanding the past. Can it live up to the hype?

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Objects Speak]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148177/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Objects-Speak/148177/ Objects loom large as other gods seem to fail.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Internet of Words]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148179/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Internet-of-Words/148179/ Changes in the language are as much a part of the story of technology as innovative new products.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Who's Your (Lit Crit) Daddy?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148187/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whos-Your-Lit-Crit-Daddy-/148187/ Revere the masters who influenced you, but forge your own path.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Pornography Pays for College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147987/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Pornography-Pays-for/147987/ Belle Knox represents a generation of angry young women who have come of age in a pornified, financially devastated century.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Green Vision of Saul Bellow]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147965/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Green-Vision-of-Saul/147965/ The title character in Herzog is a creature of the city. But the novel’s evocations of nature are crucial to his growth.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Really Stoked the Spirit of 1776]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147967/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Really-Stoked-the-Spirit/147967/ The tangled roots of the American Revolution go back further than you might expect.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Selfie-Love]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147875/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selfie-Love/147875/ The philosopher Simon Blackburn decries narcissism as the handmaiden to vanity and hubris.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Born Too Soon]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147879/ http://chronicle.com/article/Born-Too-Soon/147879/ A physician and his interdisciplinary team investigate a surge of premature births in Puerto Rico.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Believers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147877/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Believers/147877/ Post-9/11, scholars scolded the religious. Now they overintellectualize them.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Realist in Residence]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147871/ http://chronicle.com/article/Realist-in-Residence/147871/ Finding no nurturing retreat for nonfiction writers, a scholar creates her own, at home.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Flexibility Is a Flaw]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147789/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Flexibility-Is-a-Flaw/147789/ We must resist the constant winds of compromise that soothe but distract us from our soundest judgments.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Revanchism and Its Costs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147797/ http://chronicle.com/article/RevanchismIts-Costs/147797/ In Ukraine, Iraq, and many other places around the globe, political philosophy’s neglected stepchild is again raising havoc.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ambiguous Pleasures]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147773/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ambiguous-Pleasures/147773/ There are lots of pedagogical reasons why students should read novels—but that’s not why students should read novels.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Science of Laughter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147571/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Science-of-Laughter/147571/ If jokes escape Peter McGraw's lab, there's no sure antidote.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What's So Funny?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147575/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-So-Funny-/147575/ We laugh, therefore … what? A theory about theories of laughter.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Account Ability]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147569/ http://chronicle.com/article/Account-Ability/147569/ Bookkeepers have demonstrated powers beyond number.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grayed Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147573/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grayed-Out/147573/ No one warned her that emerita status was a cloak of invisibility.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uses of Being Wrong]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147459/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Uses-of-Being-Wrong/147459/ By disproving an existing theory—even by acknowledging problems with our own—we refine our understanding of what our models can and cannot explain.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: The Brutality of American Punishment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147479/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-The-Brutality-of/147479/ America’s prison system constitutes arguably the most prodigious system of torture in world history.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Florentine Courtship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147493/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Florentine-Courtship/147493/ The city resisted my overtures but opened my mind and my heart.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT